The #Astros have recalled OF Tony Kemp from Triple A. Colby Rasmus has been placed on the 15-day DL.— Houston Astros (@astros) August 7, 2016
Rasmus, 29, is currently batting .211 (69x327) with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs in 90 games. Rasmus has struggled recently and dealt with illness. He is batting .178 (19x107) in his last 30 games and .034 (2x58) in his last 15 games.
Kemp, 24, starts his second stent with the Astros this season. The 2013 draft pick, batted .238 (10x42) in 22 games with Astros. Kemp has batted .325 (13x40) with a home run and six RBIs in his last 10 games with Fresno.
No word yet on why Rasmus is being put on the DL.
Astros aren't saying why Rasmus is on the DL but we all know he's had some ear troubles. Hinch will update around 11 a.m.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) August 7, 2016